This is a discussion on Kindle Fire 2 Announcement within the Amazon Kindle Fire General Discussions forums, part of the Amazon Kindle Fire Forum category; Originally Posted by strollin Anybody hear anything? I haven't seen any announcements. I think they delayed the announcemnet... I googled it and come up with ...
I am a convert to the Nexus 7 from the Kindle Fire, and I was quietly waiting to hear what the Kindle Fire 2 would be like, so I share everybody's frustration in not hearing the news on 7/31. Hopefully they are able to match specs with the Nexus 7. It should be interesting, and I can't wait to hear the news when it finally comes out. The Kindle Fire 1 is a great tablet in it's own right, so if they keep the Kindle 2 to a similar form factor, and bump up the specs, it should keep the #2 spot in tablet sales.
Just found an article from today about the Kindle Fire 2... Apparently there might be an add based model for less then $199! Here's the link to the article-
Ad-based Kindle Fire 2 in the works, to be cheaper than any other 7-inch tablet
Sounds like a good plan to me. I have the add supported Kindle 4 and I really don't care what my screensaver looks like... but the adds are not intrusive anyway, IMO.
Yeah, I bought my daughter a Kindle Touch 3G with the ads and I agree that they weren't intrusive at all. They were only displayed on the home screen and never while you were actually reading.
If Amazon can do something like that with a 7" tablet and drop the price well under $200, it could be a winner, especially if it's hardware is at least equal to the Nexus 7. Many people are very price sensitive, so getting the price down as low as possible widens the market.
I have enjoyed my Fire but, admittedly, I haven't used it much since acquiring the Nexus 7 at launch. I really hope the Fire 2 will be a formidable improvement in the 7" category. Looking forward to tomorrow's event. Go Amazon!
While I still use my Fire quite a bit I'd not get another just because of it being more powerful if Amazon is going to hold it back like they did the first model.
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I will upgrade to the HD if Amazon opens up to nonAMAZON apps.
The HD models have Bluetooth and an HDMI output. I was surprised that they didn't point this out...if drill down on the specs you'll see it. The 2ND gen Fire non HD lacks this though.
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